Psi-k Conference 2022 – UPDATE

Dear Psi-k

We hope that you have had a good start to 2022 and are looking forward to more in-person scientific interactions this year.

In particular we have published our programme of workshops on our web site:

The highlight is of course our whole-community Psi-k Conference in August. We are very encouraged by the positive feedback from the community meeting in November and our Scientific Advisory Committee and are continuing with prudent plans to hold this Conference in person in Lausanne: 22-25 August. We will of course monitor the COVID-19 situation internationally, but at the moment the outlook appears promising in spite of the omicron variant. In particular, meeting in person will be important for the PhD students and early-career researchers in our community.

Please do keep a look out for further announcements about registration – information can be found on the conference web site:

Best wishes,

Peter Haynes
Chair of Psi-k Trustees

Nicola Marzari
Chair of Psi-k Conference 2022

Report on the Q-MS School 2021

Q-MS School 2021 Group Photo at the Lone Star Marina and Lodge, Pilot Point, Texas.

From the 11th to the 13th of October 2021 the first school on multiscale models in Quantum Espresso was held in Texas, at the Lone Star Lodge and Marina, near Pilot Point. The school welcomed 22 in person participants, with 7 instructors from 3 US institutions. More than half of the in-person participants belong to groups that are under-represented in computational physics. While the initial plan for the school was to be in person-only, due to the pandemic situation in Texas and the rules that hindered international travelers to enter the US, the school was converted into a hybrid event. More than 450 participants registered to join the school remotely, with more than 100 participants joining specific Zoom lectures. Details on the country of origin and seniority of the registered participants are summarized in the figure below.

Q-MS School 2021 attendance (virtual and in person)

All the lectures were recorded and posted on the school website, accessible at any time for registered and non-registered participants. The school was sponsored by Psi-k and the National Science Foundation (CSSI and CHE programs) under awards #1931479 and #1945139. Continue reading Report on the Q-MS School 2021